I knew for 2012 I wanted to show the original life of many of my family items.
In other words, show a picture of the item then and now!
When I am looking at family items I find myself looking past the main purpose of the picture, and scanning the background.
The geranium's that sit on my front porch. Every year, pink geraniums.
Look at the planter boxes.
When we cleaned out my Grandparents house years ago, my brother went under the house where they had a concrete pad crawl space. It came out with these and tons of McCoy pots.
A Thrifty Find!
A Thrifty Find!
I was in heaven! I had never seen these? Where did they come from?
Well, my Mom told about the Mothers Day that she and my Grandfather had these made for my Grandmothers front porch. It was during WWII.
They are falling apart because they have been on my porch for the past 17 years.
Mr. knows how much them mean to me. He screws them back together every year and takes them to his shop in the winter.
Now here is how they looked in 1944
You can see them on the left on the bannister's.
I wonder what Grandma had in them?
That is my Mom standing on the steps.
This is where they lived from about 1941-1966.
It is across from Eastern IL University and is a duplex. The other side was where the college librarian and owner lived.
The house is now owned by EIU and is known as the Booth House.
They are taking about moving the offices out of it.
I am scared that means a parking lot is coming.
I was only 6 when they moved but it holds many memories, of my first Christmas's that I remember, playing on the screened in porch, the pink tile bathroom and kitchen.
A few weeks after my Mom died, my cousin came to help me.
One day we decided to go run around the campus, she had gone to college there, as all of us did.
We ended up at Booth House...we went in. The staff was so nice to me as they let me tour, and they were full of questions about the house when it was a home.
Grandma's bedroom was so small now and the huge staircase was small too!
As I wonder its fate..........I know a piece of it sits on my front porch.